Victoria's relationship with Canada

The Australia-Canada relationship is mature, highly productive and broadly based. People to people linkages are deep and wide-ranging across governments, private sectors, academics and communities. With many commercial, political and cultural similarities to Victoria, Canada offers a stable market to conduct business. Agriculture, resource and technology sectors are strong across the Canadian market.

Victorian Trade and Investment Offices

Supporting our Canadian relationship the Victorian Government has offices in America, including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston and Washington DC. These offices play a vital role in the facilitation of trade, investment and the establishment of people to people links and partnerships between the regions.

Trade Agreements

Australia-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Entered into force on 30 December 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) paves the way for Australia's economic relationship with Canada in terms of both trade and investment.

The CPTPP is the first modern, high quality FTA between Canada and Australia. Canada and Australia have mutual interests in open markets which have seen cooperation in a range of forums advocating freer trade, such as in APEC and in the Cairns Group in the WTO. Australia and Canada work closely together to promote a coherent and robust system of global trade and economic cooperation in key international organisations such as the G20, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and in many UN agencies.

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a free trade agreement (FTA) signed on 8 March 2018 between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.

For more information please refer to The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

Bilateral  Relationships

National / Institutions

Regional Victoria

  • Baw Baw Shire sister-city relationship with Barrhead, Alberta
  • Rural City of Mildura sister-city relationship with Brockville, Ontario
  • Southern Grampians Shire sister-city relationship with Hamilton, Ontario

Victorian Universities

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